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“Fantastic food, good pools”
Review of Parakai Springs

Parakai Springs
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Parakai
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Owner description: Unleash Northwest’s best kept secret for the ultimate day trip. Just over 40 mins from Auckland’s CBD lies one of New Zealand’s natural geothermal wonders - Parakai Springs.Large indoor and outdoor pools and two thrilling hydro-slides have been the main attractions for decades. BBQ and picnic areas are situated throughout the park and options for hiring marquees for groups is also available. If you are not wanting to prepare your own food take advantage of the Springs Café and dining area located next to the indoor pool. Now extensively redeveloped into an active water recreation centre, Parakai Springs offers a range of amenities to make this a full-day's entertainment destination.
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Amazimg food with great value. Massive icecream on a cone! The pools themselves need a bit of repair.

Thank Sarah4Travels
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

If you value your health and especially that of your kids, stay away from this hole. I would describe it as almost third world standards. We visited yesterday and within an hour of getting there my kids were vomiting. The water is filthy, the pool side is lined with scum, I have honestly never seen anywhere so disgusting in all my life. We had 'Grab One' vouchers so we'd already paid our entry but to be honest when you walk in and first see the slide that look's like it's about to fall down, you should turn around and go elsewhere.
The biggest irony and the only laugh we had yesterday? As you drive up to the springs there is a road called 'Waiwera Avenue' pointing the opposite way. We should have taken it's advice.

1  Thank dmfinley09
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ParakaiSprings, Manager at Parakai Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi dmfinley09,

Thank you for taking the time to visit Parakai Springs. We can assure our customers that our water quality is of a high standard and all our recent Aqualab tests have been very positive. Thank you for your feedback and we do hope that you find a pool complex that meets your expectations.

Kind regards

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Lovely just to stand or sit in the thermal pool and unwind. Then when it gets too hot a quick swim in the out doors pool.
The staff are always friendly and welcoming.
The take away style food is nice too, this can be eaten in the café.

Thank Toddhunting
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place for relaxation and adventure on the slides. Only one indoor pool. Awesome slides. Overall okay for fun and adventure.

Thank Ravinderrana
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Haven't been here for years but came today with my young boy and it was just as fun as I remember it. Sure the place is a bit run down and doesnt seem that clean but thats public pools for ya. Still an awesome day out and not that expensive really when you compare it to other places that rip you off. Definately recommend it :)

2  Thank Natalie S
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